Excerpt from Hampshire This little book is an attempt to deal concisely with the most interesting facts about the natural features, history, archaeology and architecture of Hampshire. It might, perchance, have been better if the writing of these pages had fallen to the lot of a native of the county; but, possibly, a frequent visitor is in a better position to form unprejudiced opinions. At all events I yield to resident in my general admiration of a county whose manifold and diversified charms grow more attractive on each succeeding visit. Hampshire is a county that has hitherto been somewhat underrated among the great majority of Englishmen who claim to kw their own country, as well as among American visitors to their fatherland. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.